September 08, 2010 02:12:08pm
TDIH - A Latvala Favorite
From Dick's essay on the Best of 1973:
"That takes us up to the September run. (we really do not need to get into the soundcheck dealy right!!) Well right away 9/8/73 sticks out begging for attention. Even the night before (9/7/73)had fairly thrilling versions of TLEO, Jack Straw, PITB, WRS->Let it Grow. There is not a weak moment from "Truckin' "through the ending tune "Sugar Magnolia". Even as good as this night must sound, the following night things really explode. I really can't put my finger on it because from the song list, there is
nothing apparently compelling. Well, you guys will soon find out what I mean, since I intend to release this one whenever the time is right."
Well the 7th sure is nice, its got great jamming in Bird Song and especially Eyes, but the band is returning from a month long break, and it shows, as the show is kinda messy. for my $$ the 8th is much tighter and very compelling.
And i can definitely put my finger on some highlights from this show: Row jimmy, Eyes and the second-ever Let It Grow in the first set are very inspired, especially LIG which gets pretty intense.
The second set is really awesome, with a funky GSET containing a St. Stephen tease, and a typically great '73 China>Rider. We also get an extra-bluesy Truckin' and jerry-jammin' versions of NFA and GDTRFB. and i can't forget the He's Gone which is one of the most unique i've heard - the ending jam is really beautiful and hypnotic.
OK so there's nothing HUGE like PITB, Dark Star, or The Other One here, but don't let that discourage from checking this hot little show out, it aims to please...
This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2010-09-08 21:12:08